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Author Buchan, James.
Title Capital of the mind
Crowded with genius : the Scottish enlightenment : Edinburgh's moment of the mind / James Buchan.
Imprint New York : HarperCollins Publishers, [2003]
©2003
Edition First edition.

LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  DA890.E2 B82 2003    AVAILABLE  
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  DA890.E2 B82 2003    AVAILABLE  
Subject Enlightenment -- Scotland -- Edinburgh.
Edinburgh (Scotland) -- History.
Edinburgh (Scotland) -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Scotland -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Alternate Title Rogers D. Spotswood collection.
Description xi, 436 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Edition First edition.
Note "First published in Great Britain in 2003 as Capital of the mind : how Edinburgh changed the world by John Murray (Publishers)"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-414) and index.
Summary Discusses the key events and individuals of eighteenth-century Edinburgh's transition from a poverty-stricken, religiously fanatical city to a hotspot of innovation and culture.
Contents Auld Reekie -- Charlie's Year -- The Disease of the Learned -- The Philosopher's Opera -- Smaller Joys from Less Important Causes -- The Thermometer of the Heart -- Torrents of Wind -- The Savage and the Shopkeeper -- The Art of Dancing -- Earth to Earth -- The Man of Feeling.
ISBN 0060558881 (acid-free paper)
9780060558888 (acid-free paper)
OCLC # 52962979